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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Penrose Joins ADC Board

  • March 19, 2014
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Dan Penrose, Program Manager of the South Sound Military Community Partnership, a regional organization supporting Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the state of Washington, has been elected to the ADC Board of Directors.

“Dan brings to ADC a much needed voice for western United States defense communities, especially during this time of draw down and repositioning toward the Pacific Rim,” said ADC President Bob Murdock in announcing Penrose’s election. “He will be a great asset to the board and all ADC members.”

Penrose fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Gary Jones, Executive Vice President of the Columbus (GA) Chamber of Commerce, who resigned his position in February due to work commitments.

“We also thank Gary Jones for his service to ADC,” said Murdock. “Gary is one of the great leaders among defense communities and it was a privilege to serve with him for the last two years.”

Under Mr. Penrose’s leadership, South Sound Military Community Partnership (SSMCP) has become a common voice for over 80 public and private member organizations related to the community surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), the largest Joint Base in the western United States. The organization works to ensure that the region’s state, county and city governments collaborate to regionally support this growth and communicate our needs to the Pentagon, Congress, and our state Legislature.

Previously a community planner in the same region, Penrose has served in his current position for five years. During this time he has led important initiatives including the development of a regional growth plan and a the launch of DoD’s largest annual Military Preferences Survey that captures the interests, behaviors, preferences, and needs of uniformed men and women serving at JBLM.

Penrose will serve the remainder of Jones’ term that ends in 2015. 

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